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Stormy Weather Means Creativity Reigns in Cannon Beach
Published: 09/13/2013
Guest artists featured at Stormy Weather Arts Festival include Joshua Tobey with one of his creations at Bronze Coast Gallery,
Guest artists featured at Stormy Weather Arts Festival include Joshua Tobey with one of his creations at Bronze Coast Gallery,

The annual Stormy Weather Arts Festival in Cannon Beach, Oregon features three days of arts events in the galleries and all around town November 1-3.

Some of the Northwest's most successful artists will converge on Cannon Beach, Oregon as the community hosts its annual fall celebration of the arts, the Stormy Weather Arts Festival November 1-3. The city's galleries will present special exhibits, artist demonstrations and host receptions for their guest artists over the three-day festival. Other signature festival events include the Quick Draw Demonstration and Auction on Friday and a Saturday night concert with the 2012 Soul Blues Artist of the Year, Curtis Salgado Band.

Throughout the weekend, the public will have the opportunity to attend gallery receptions and meet guest artists, some as they demonstrate their techniques. Artists include sculptor Georgia Gerber, known for her 25 bronze wildlife sculptures at Portland's Pioneer Square Courthouse and the life-size "piggy bank," Rachel, at the entrance to the Pike Place Public Market in Seattle. Bend, Oregon glassblower Michelle Kaptur will be the special guest artist at Cannon Beach's working glassblowing studio, Icefire Glassworks. Bronze Coast Gallery will host five of the country's top sculptors including Oregon's David Crawford, Joshua Tobey (Colorado), Carol Gold (California), Jim Eppler and Robert Rogers (Texas). Work by Cannon Beach's best-known resident artists will also be showcased during the festival including paintings by Jeffrey Hull and blown glass by Jim Kingwell and Suzanne Kindland, all of who have been featured on Oregon Public Broadcasting's "Art Beat" television program.

The weekend kicks off Friday night with the popular Quick Draw Demonstration and Auction. Several artists represented by Cannon Beach galleries will be in the spotlight as they work for one hour to create a finished work or demonstrate their technique in painting, carving or sculpture. Saturday, musicians will be performing throughout town during the day and the festival will feature Curtis Salgado in concert Saturday night, offering a unique opportunity to enjoy the award-winning blues artist in the most intimate of settings, the 200-seat Coaster Theatre.

Tickets for the Quick Draw Demonstration are $55 per ticket or $99 for two and concert tickets are $35. For tickets, call (503) 436-2623

For Festival Updates, Schedules and Gallery Events, go to: SWAF

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